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Writers:
Serge Danot (characters)
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Release Date:
2 February 2005 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Things Are About To Get Hairy.
Plot:
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Charming, for children of all ages! See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Baker ... Zeebad (voice: English version)

Jim Broadbent ... Brian (voice: English version)

Lee Evans ... Train (voice: English version)

Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude (voice: English version)

Ian McKellen ... Zebedee (voice: English version)

Kylie Minogue ... Florence (voice)

Bill Nighy ... Dylan (voice: English version)

Robbie Williams ... Dougal (voice: English version)

Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam (voice: English version)
Daniella Loftus ... Coral (voice: English version)
Ediz Mahmut ... Basil (voice: English version)
Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michel Galabru ... Zabadie (voice: French version)

Dany Boon ... Ambroise (voice: French version)

Valérie Lemercier ... Azalée (voice: French version)

Elie Semoun ... Zébulon (voice: French version)

Vanessa Paradis ... Margote (voice: French version)

Eddy Mitchell ... Flappy (voice: French version)
Henri Salvador ... Pollux (voice: French version)

Gérard Jugnot ... Sam (voice: French version)

Directed by
Dave Borthwick 
Jean Duval 
Frank Passingham 
 
Writing credits
Serge Danot (characters)

Raolf Sanoussi  and
Stephane Sanoussi 

Tad Safran (additional material)

Paul Bassett (screenplay)

Martine Danot  characters

Produced by
Claude Gorsky .... producer
Bruce Higham .... associate producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Andy Leighton .... producer
Pascal Rodon .... producer
Jill Sinclair .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Mathieu Morfin 
 
Art Direction by
Lilian Fuentefria 
 
Production Management
Pierre-Marie Fenech .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Renaud Delcuze .... textures and shading director
Christian Garland .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Oliver Brierley .... assistant foley mixer
Steve Browell .... dialogue editor
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Colin Cooper .... voiceover recordist
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound studio technician
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Alistair Hawkins .... assistant sound editor
Nigel Heath .... foley mixer
Rob Killick .... re-recording engineer
Francis Ward Lindsay .... foley editor
Dirk Maggs .... voice director
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (US version)
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Stracey .... sound effects editor
Sven Taits .... sound re-recording mixer
Tijn van de Wetering .... dubbing mixer: Dutch version
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Alexandre Bermond .... senior lighter
Christophe Messier .... matte painter
Christophe Messier .... texture artist
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Allasia .... visual effects
Frederic Beroujon .... digital artist
Dominique Boidin .... matte painting director
Joseph Bullock .... lighting artist
François Chancrin .... lead character animator
Marc Chevry .... digital artist
Graham D. Clark .... digital effects artist (as Graham Clark)
Graham D. Clark .... technical director (as Graham Clark)
Élisée Césarotti .... visual effects
Matthew Daw .... lead software developer
Beatrice Desperrier .... modeler
Beatrice Desperrier .... texture artist
Daniel Esperanssa .... digital effects artist
Vincent Fortin .... lead visual effects
Jonathan Germain .... lighting artist
Renaut Gilles .... model maker
William Gregoire .... lighting supervisor (as Gregoire)
Noel Hocquet .... animator
Francois Hogue .... lead lighter
Francois Hogue .... lighting supervisor
David Hubert .... animator
Jocelyn Hudon .... animator
Stefano Jannuzzo .... shader writer
Philippe Langlois .... lighting artist
Bernard Lebel .... technical director
Yoan Lepesme .... color & lighting artist
Francois Madere .... lighting artist
Etienne Marc .... lighting artist
Halim Negadi .... senior lighter
Halim Negadi .... senior technical animator
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... senior lighting artist
Habib Ouadah .... data manager
Jean-Sebastien Ouellet .... lighting artist
Olivier Pinol .... lighter
Guillaume Ruegg .... visual effects
Florian Salanova .... lighter
Frederic Simard .... lighting artist
Mathieu Tétrault .... lighting artist
Celine Velasco .... modeling lighting artist
 
Animation Department
Frédéric Bonometti .... animation supervisor
David Couchariere .... layout supervisor
David Couchariere .... lead animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... animator
Alexandre Espigares .... senior animator
Benoît Gagné .... animator
Noel Hocquet .... animator
David Hubert .... animation supervisor
Laurent Laban .... character animator
Rémi Munier .... technical animator
Fernando Pazos .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Samantha Welland .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer
James Collins .... music scoring mixer
Tom Dalgety .... music mix assistant
Dominic Gibbs .... music editor
Dominic Gibbs .... music supervisor
Roland Heap .... assistant scoring engineer
Alastair King .... conductor: choir
Bradley Miles .... music preparation
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Imogen Thomas .... keyboards
Rosanna Thomas .... vocal soloist
 
Other crew
Pierre-Luc Boily .... technical director
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Beatrice Desperrier .... production coordinator
Fabrice Philibert-Caillat .... network administrator
Owen Rhiannon .... production assistant
Remy Lalanne .... system and software engineer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Magic Roundabout" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
France:85 min
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Certification:
Canada:G (Quebec) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/4 | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U

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Trivia:
The lines on either sides of Zeebad's head resemble a cartoon drawing of a Christmas tree without decorations, Zeebad's intentions include making the world a permanent winter, the season in which Christmas takes place.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Dylan is supposed to be playing guitar for Ermintrude's concert, he nearly falls asleep before coming round and starting to play and sing 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks however Dylan is playing an acoustic guitar whereas the music has clearly got an electric guitar and not an acoustic one playing, this is particularly noticeable during his solo at the start of the song.See more »
Quotes:
Soldier Sam:Er, can I ask about holidays?
Zeebad:Three weeks in summer.
Soldier Sam:Very generous, sir.
Zeebad:Not that it will ever be summer again...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Imagine Me & You (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lean Mean MachineSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Charming, for children of all ages!, 25 September 2005
Author: Sagewhoknowsheronions from Essex, United Kingdom

I was part of the 40% adult demographic that was was addicted to the Eric Thompson version, that went out on TV in the UK years ago, and I have a DVD of the Nigel Planer ones too. I was therefore looking forward to this for another fix, especially Tom Baker's Zeebad and Bill Nighy's Dylan.

It is visually delightful, the main part of the story where the Zebadee rules over a wintry ice kingdom is even prettier than the summery scenes at the beginning and end! The characters are more animated and better able to sustain your attention for the length of a feature film though I was surprised initially at the changes, not having seen any trailers beforehand. The plot is fairly simple but they always were, and so beautifully depicted that I can't see it matters. The love interest is as unexpected as it is sweet! The dialogue is as funny as you would expect from previous versions and the characters are as we always knew them. I loved Dylan's sudden concern when it was pointed out that grass was under threat!

I had forgotten how I had to get used to Nigel Planer's voice after being used to Eric Thompson's and this happened again. Once I had adjusted though it was delightful. The songs are nothing special and not as catchy or charming as the original tune but they fitted in just fine. I LOVED Ermintrude's opera singing! I had forgotten that attribute of her character!

Probably one I will enjoy more on dark winter nights when I need cheering up, accompanied by a mug of hot chocolate, sugar almonds and marrons glacés rather than popcorn, much more than than in warm weather. A film you can happily watch with children too. Just keep die hards and cynics at bay!

The DVD is excellent with a lot of extras and a an interactive two level quiz for youngsters when they have seen the film a few times and want a bit more involvement.

All in all, I recommend this to children of all ages.

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